I was raised in Utah, a culture and landscape that have had profound effects on me. After sampling various landscapes throughout the US while earning a BA and MFA, I moved to Washington, D.C. and taught community college art classes for several years. After the birth of my first child, my family and I moved to Germany and spent five years there. During that time, I had two more children, and was able to volunteer teaching art at a refugee camp for women and children. I loved my time there. I now reside in Northern Virginia with my family.
My work is filtered through dark yet whimsical childhood memories that use the landscape as a metaphor for my experience. And that experience has taught me to take my soda caffeinated, my chocolate dark, and my cake with ice cream.